Molekulare Klonierung, stabile Transfektion und funktionelle Expression der murinen Chemokinrezeptoren Ccr2 und Ccr5

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Simonis, Christopher (2009)
  • Publisher: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Subject: Medizinische Fakultät
    • ddc: ddc:610 | ddc:600
    mesheuropmc: viruses | parasitic diseases | hemic and immune systems | animal diseases

The two chemokine receptors CCR2 and CCR5 play important roles in the recruitment and activation of monocytes/macrophages and T-lymphocytes at sites of infection and inflammation. To further examine their function, I cloned the two murine chemokine receptors Ccr2 and Ccr5 from genomic mouse DNA by a PCR-based cloning strategy and functionally expressed them in stably transfected CHO-cells. These cells were used to generate the first monoclonal antibodies against Ccr2 and Ccr5.
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